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Mexico Citizen Indicted For Illegal Re–Entry Into The United States After Having Been Previously Deported

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jenaro Moctezuma-Galicia, age 30, a native of Mexico, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton on April 12, 2016, for allegedly re-entering the United States after having been previously deported.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

In this case, the maximum penalty which can be imposed under federal law is 2 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Updated April 14, 2016